Wednesday, March 11, 2015

Slugma -- Primal Clash Pokemon Card Review

Slugma Primal Clash Pokemon Card
Pokemon Card Overview:
Today's Pokemon Card Review is of Slugma from the Primal Clash Pokemon Card Set.  Slugma is a basic, fire type Pokemon card with an hp of 70.  It has a x2 weakness to water type Pokemon, no resistance type, and a three colorless energy card retreat cost. Slugma does not have an Ability but it does have two moves.  The first move that this card has is called Grass Fire, this move requires one fire energy card to use and allows you to discard a grass type energy card attached to the defending Pokemon.  Slugma's second move is called Ram, this move requires three energy cards, two of colorless and one fire, and does 30 damage.

Pokemon Card Strategy:
So as far as strategy goes, since Slugma is a basic Pokemon card with a stage 1 evolution in Magcargo, which I'll be reviewing the next two days, you'll more than likely want to use this card with that Pokemon.  However, since I haven't reviewed either of those cards yet, I'll just act as though I plan on using this card without its evolution.  So, on its own, I would not recommend using this card at all, besides having a high HP, this card is very poor overall.  Both of its moves are not good, Ram doing well below average damage, and if you want to use this card on its own without Magcargo, you'll have to give up three energy cards just to retreat it from the active Pokemon spot.  So I won't even lay out a strategy here since no one should be using this card on its own.

Pokemon Card Rating:
I would give this card a 1 out of 5 rating.  So in my opinion, on its own, without considering Magcargo, this card a very poor Basic Pokemon card from the Primal Clash and one of the worst cards I've reviewed so far from this set.  Not only is this Basic Pokemon card very slow on the attack, at least to do damage, when you finally get three energy cards on this card, it does well below average damage, then if you want to retreat Slugma, you'll have to give up those energy cards you just worked so hard to put on Slugma.  So on its own I would not recommend using Slugma in a deck, if you're considering using Magcargo in your deck, this card may be an alright stepping stone to that Pokemon.

Tomorrow's Pokemon Card:
So thanks for reading today's Pokemon card review of Slugma from the Primal Clash set, stay tuned for tomorrow's card review of Slugma's stage 1 evolution Magcargo, which will be the first of two consecutive reviews of this Pokemon, which is from this same set.  Make sure to check below for the Free Pokemon TCG Online Codes!

Free Pokemon TCG Online Code Cards:
Today's Quiz for a Pokemon TCG Online Code Card --
True or False?  Slugma has been a rare card in an English set.
Please respond by including your YouTube username and link to your YouTube channel.  If the question is quite tough, the first correct comment will win, otherwise I'll use a random number generator to choose a winner.


Matthew Tom said...



Cabal said...

False. Slugma had only been a common card in the English set.


Andrew Han 6D said...



John Disuza said...


john disuza

Franz Macalintal said...


YT Name : Franz Macalintal

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Niruth Kashyap said...

False. It has been a common card in all the English sets in which it has been released.

YouTube name: Niruth Kashyap


Sherief Adel said...


Sherief Adel

xHatashi said...




Priyansh Gupta said...


Priyansh Gupta

brezaboy said...



themrcoolguy18 said...
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themrcoolguy18 said...

False. Slugma was always common in english sets.

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Filip Blecher said...


Filip Blecher

Kai Tung Ng said...

False, Slugma has been a Common in every English expansion it appeared in.

Kai Tung Ng

Andrew Truong said...

Andrew truong

Iggy-14 said...

Easy one... false :)


riyad I said...

riyad I

Gabriel Mello said...



Chasista said...

Slugma has never been a rare card in an English set (nor in a Japanese one).


arnold said...
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arnold said...

false :D

Arnold Romo

christ00fawes0meness said...

false :)


Poke Man said...


Poke Man

PrimetimePokemon said...

Congrats to arnold for winning!